Thanks to Mattie in Portland for sharing today's happy story.
A 26-year-old man from New York, is asking strangers, his family and friends, to "step out of their comfort zones" and join what he calls the 50/31 challenge.
It’s a month-long fitness and fundraising event which raises money for the National Brain Tumor Society. Lewis, who lost his father to brain cancer when he was 10, started the challenge in 2020 by encouraging loved ones to run 50 miles in a span of 31 days.
Since then the challenge grew into something greater, by raising support during the month of May, which is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.
This May in 2023, Lewis has so far raised $12,251 through 50/31 challenge participants. The goal is $50,000. Brian urged participants to not be scared and to step outside the old comfort zone. Sign up and get it done. No excuses!
"My goal is that people start to see what they are really capable of when people come together and start making a difference," Lewis said.
In total, Lewis has raised nearly $68,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society.
"Don't be scared. Step outside your comfort zone. Sign up and get it done. No excuses," Lewis said in his message to hopeful participants.
"I think [my dad] would say, ‘Good job,’" Lewis added. "I think he'd be very proud."